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Feeling sad after Super Bowl week? 'Chiefs blues' is a real thing

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 18:39:09-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It seems Chiefs Kingdom is feeling blue these days.

More than a week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. A few days after that, more than 1 million fans made their way downtown to attend the biggest party of the year, the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade.

Now, those same fans are wondering what's next and how they will spend their Sundays going forward.

"... (A) little empty. I think I might have to go to church," Chiefs fan James Obie said on Monday

While Obie and many others are feeling that sadness, others are still reliving the victory.

"I think the city is still hyped about the win," Robert Thomas said. "We went to a concert out in Columbia and even the fans there, two hours east, are still chopping on the way in and out."

The "Chiefs blues" might sound like a made-up condition, but doctors say it's actually very real.

"There are a number of different names for it. There is the post-adrenaline drop, or happiness hangover," said Dr. Gregory Nawalanic, clinical director of psychology services at the University of Kansas Health System.

Don't worry, Chiefs fans: Doctors say this feeling is totally normal.

"A lot of people have been asking, 'wow, it's Sunday, what do I do next?'" Nawalanic said. "Get out and get active. Do some exercises, get together with friends, try to eat better."

If you want to watch football, there is the XFL. But some Chiefs fans said they will just wait to see their favorite team play again next season.

"It's going to be a long way to July. I'm looking forward to the next season, to see if we can hold up to what we did before," Obie said.